This minimal + branching seating design features a biophilic structure

When it comes to seating arrangements, one must be super picky and wise. The right seating decision holds immense value to it since your seating arrangement must be comfortable, ergonomic, and aesthetically pleasing too – if possible. A smart and well-designed seating piece I recently came across, that ticks all these boxes is the Twig seating.

Designer: Alexander Lotersztain for Derlot

Designed by Alexander Lotersztain for Derlot, the Twig seating is designed for both the indoors and outdoors. The unique seating design features a biophilic structure heavily inspired by nature. Nature is always a great source of inspiration in the arena of design, and it’s quite interesting to see how Lotersztain has intertwined nature in a rather minimal and sturdy furniture piece.

The Twig seating was originally designed in 2008, and it is in fact modeled on the boughs of trees. If you inspect closer, you’ll notice that the innovative form of the furniture artfully mimics the boughs of a tree, creating a rather geometrically intriguing form that instantly grabs attention. The various units can be positioned next to each other, creating a larger and branching pattern, that provides seating space for a number of people. This tree-inspired biophilic shape forms natural meeting points in the crooks of the ‘branches’, creating spaces for people to interact and engage, thereby encouraging social interactions and connections.  It’s a great space to sit down, and have a meaningful conversation while feeling completely comfortable.

The standard version of the seat is great for the outdoors and is built from low-density polyethylene (LDPE). It can be optically illuminated from within. While the indoor version can be upholstered in either fabric or leather.